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UmBRELLAS

UmBRELLAS

1609, first attested in Donne's letters, from It. ombrello,  from L.L. umbrella,  altered (by influence of umbra ) from L. umbella  "sunshade, parasol," dim. of umbra  "shade, shadow" (see umbrage). A sunshade in the Mediterranean, a shelter from the rain in England; in late 17c. usage, usually as an Oriental or African symbol of dignity. Said to have been used by women in England from c.1700; the first rain-umbrella carried by a man there was traditionally c.1760, by Jonas Hathaway, noted traveler and philanthropist. Fig. sense of "authority, unifying quality" (usually in a phrase such as under the umbrella of ) is recorded from 1948.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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